Kuwahara V2


All NOS (new old stock) parts now on the new (genuine) black frame.

I bought these model/period correct V-bars years ago, just never got around to fitting them until now.

As pictured in this 80’s advertisement.

I also had this model correct NOS Suntour stem from years ago, never used it, such a shame to rip it out of it’s original packaging but I did it, and now I’ve fitted it.

I caved in after a bottle of wine the other night and got into a midnight build (as you do).

I still want to replace the rear brake caliper with a model correct MX1000 one (which Dia-Comp are now re-releasing which is great news). I liked the chrome frame a lot more than the black one, but this is the real deal (where the chrome frame was not a genuine Kuwahara). Ultimately I’d love to track down the same frame, but in chrome. I’ll be sure to keep an eye out.

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One Response to Kuwahara V2

  1. lemmiwinks says:

    Have a nice Kuwahara road bike frame I picked up from the tip shop for $5. Mix of Tange and 4130 chro-mo, very light for it’s age.

    Sadly both seat stays broke where they’re brazed to the seat tube after spending ages building it up and only riding it for a relatively short period. Seems to be a design fault. Oh well, they’re famous for BMX anyway ;-)